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Trastuzumab Plus Docetaxel in Treating Women With Recurrent or Metastatic Breast Cancer

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00006104
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 24, 2003
Last Update Posted : August 14, 2012
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ingrid Mayer, MD, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

August 3, 2000
December 24, 2003
August 14, 2012
September 1998
July 2003   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Trastuzumab Plus Docetaxel in Treating Women With Recurrent or Metastatic Breast Cancer
A Multi-Institutional Phase II Pilot Trial With Weekly Docetaxel and Herceptin as First or Second Line Therapy for HER2/Neu Overexpressing Metastatic Breast Cancer

RATIONALE: Monoclonal antibodies such as trastuzumab can locate tumor cells and either kill them or deliver tumor-killing substances to them without harming normal cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining chemotherapy with monoclonal antibody therapy may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of trastuzumab plus docetaxel in treating women who have recurrent or metastatic breast cancer.

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the objective response rate of women with HER2-neu overexpressing recurrent or metastatic breast cancer treated with trastuzumab (Herceptin) in combination with docetaxel. II. Determine the toxicity of this treatment regimen in these patients. III. Determine the duration of response to this treatment regimen in these patients. IV. Determine the time to progression in these patients after receiving this treatment regimen. V. Compare HER2-neu overexpression as determined by fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) versus immunohistochemistry, and correlate these findings with response to this treatment regimen in these patients. VI. Correlate HER2-neu activation by immunohistochemistry and the extracellular domain of HER2-neu by ELISA with response to this treatment regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients receive docetaxel IV over 30 minutes weekly for 6 weeks plus trastuzumab (Herceptin) IV over 30-90 minutes weekly for 8 weeks. Treatment continues every 8 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients are followed monthly for 3 months, every 3 months for 9 months, and then every 6 months thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 18-34 patients will be accrued for this study.

Phase 2
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Breast Cancer
  • Biological: trastuzumab
  • Drug: docetaxel
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July 2003
July 2003   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed recurrent or metastatic breast cancer HER2-neu overexpressing tumor (2+ or 3+) Measurable or evaluable disease If bone disease only, must have lytic lesions No carcinomatous meningitis or untreated or uncontrolled brain parenchymal disease Prior brain parenchymal disease allowed if controlled by appropriate therapy given at least 8 weeks prior to study, and patient is asymptomatic from CNS disease Hormone receptor status: Not specified

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Sex: Female Menopausal status: Not specified Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: WBC at least 3,000/mm3 Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin normal Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 2.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) SGOT and SGPT no greater than 1.5 times ULN Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Cardiovascular: No congestive heart failure Ejection fraction greater than 45% by MUGA No myocardial infarction within the past 6 months No ischemic heart disease requiring medication No uncontrolled hypertension Other: No peripheral neuropathy grade 2 or more No other prior malignancy within the past 5 years except curatively treated basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, carcinoma in situ of the cervix, or contralateral breast cancer No active unresolved infection No history of hypersensitivity reaction to products containing Polysorbate 80 No poorly controlled diabetes mellitus Not pregnant Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No concurrent biologic response modifiers Chemotherapy: Prior adjuvant chemotherapy allowed No more than 1 prior chemotherapy regimen for metastatic disease No prior taxane (docetaxel or paclitaxel) Prior doxorubicin allowed if total dose less than 250 mg/m2 No other concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Prior hormonal therapy allowed No concurrent hormonal therapy Radiotherapy: At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy No prior cumulative radiotherapy to more than 25% of bone marrow No concurrent radiotherapy Surgery: Not specified Other: At least 7 days since prior antibiotics No other concurrent investigational drugs No other concurrent antineoplastic therapy No concurrent parenteral antibiotics

Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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United States
P30CA068485 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
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Ingrid Mayer, MD, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Ingrid Mayer, MD Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
August 2012

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